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Average rating: 3.71 · 48 ratings · 21 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
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The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden
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Sacré Bleu by Christopher Moore
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I didn't finish this book.

1) The humor is mildly funny at best, offensively lazy at worst. It's fine to write bawdy humor; it's also fine to write a book in English that takes place in France, and have all the dialogue sound completely unrelated to h...more
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Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman
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The Heyday Of Natural History, 1820 1870 by Lynn Barber
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I'm in the middle of this and it's fantastic. Vivid and informative and funny. And what do you know--I logged onto GoodReads to enter this, and found it was by the author of An Education. Funny little world, this is.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Fault in Our Stars
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What do you know, the library came through with this one after all.

John Green is a smart guy and a talented wordsmith, and I think this is a better book than Looking for Alaska, although this book, more than that one, seemed to take place in a univer...more
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A Drowned Maiden's Hair by Laura Amy Schlitz
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Tom Stoppard
“Because children grow up, we think a child's purpose is to grow up. But a child's purpose is to be a child. Nature doesn't disdain what lives only for a day. It pours the whole of itself into the each moment. We don't value the lily less for not being made of flint and built to last. Life's bounty is in its flow, later is too late. Where is the song when it's been sung? The dance when it's been danced? It's only we humans who want to own the future, too. We persuade ourselves that the universe is modestly employed in unfolding our destination. We note the haphazard chaos of history by the day, by the hour, but there is something wrong with the picture. Where is the unity, the meaning, of nature's highest creation? Surely those millions of little streams of accident and wilfulness have their correction in the vast underground river which, without a doubt, is carrying us to the place where we're expected! But there is no such place, that's why it's called utopia. The death of a child has no more meaning than the death of armies, of nations. Was the child happy while he lived? That is a proper question, the only question. If we can't arrange our own happiness, it's a conceit beyond vulgarity to arrange the happiness of those who come after us.”
Tom Stoppard, The Coast of Utopia

25x33 Let's discuss a book! — 2 members — last activity Oct 28, 2008 08:57PM
Hey, how about we read Lincoln's Dreams and then talk about it! Maybe then we'll decide to read something else. If we do, this group description will...more



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